DANIEL DUBOIS and Joe Joyce will finally settle the score on November 28 – leaving Tyson Fury free for a Christmas cracker.
The battle for Dynamite Dubois' British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles was scheduled to be a pay-per-view slugfest at a packed O2 in April but Covid-19 floored those money-spinning plans.
So broadcasters BT Sport have dug deep to put the show on behind closed doors for their standard subscribers and make up the wedge a live gate would have guaranteed.
That is likely to mean WBC heavyweight king Fury WILL now fight in the UK in a behind-closed-doors bout in December that will be a PPV homecoming.
Promoter Frank Warren appeared to aim a dig at rivals Eddie Hearn and Sky Sports, who are set for three PPV shows involving Derek Chisora, Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua before Christmas.
The Queensbury boss said: "This is about keeping boxing alive and relevant at a tough time and doing something for the fans and we have moved heaven and earth to put this on as a BT Sport subscription Fight Night instead.
“With boxing still being behind closed doors and struggling back to its feet post-lockdown, I wanted to give something of a gift to British boxing fans.
"Dubois versus Joyce is the best fight on the British boxing calendar and I want this to be something as many people as possible can enjoy.
"It’s a bonus that the added exposure gained from the fight will really help the boxers as they move forward with their careers.
“Above all, this is about making sure that the fans are looked after and this fight will be available to BT Sport subscribers.
"Queensberry and BT Sport are looking forward to delivering a huge night of boxing, so let’s make sure the eyes of the country, and the world, are on British boxing come November 28th.
“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to BT Sport for being willing to make this happen."
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